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Electrical and Computer Engineering Assistant or Associate Professor

DigiPen Institute of Technology

Redmond, Washington 98052
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Job Posting Title: Electrical and Computer Engineering Assistant or Associate Professor

Division: Redmond Campus

Brief Description
The Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Department at DigiPen Institute of Technology in Redmond, WA invites applications for a faculty position at the assistant or associate professor level.

Detailed Description:

Interest and ability to teach undergraduate electrical and computer engineering courses and laboratories is essential, and experience with digital design, embedded systems, and/or ubiquitous computing is desirable. The successful candidate will develop a research program that can effectively contribute to our undergraduate research activities, which may include project-based courses, summer research, and industry-related projects. Faculty in the department conduct research with undergraduate students in embedded systems, robotics, remote sensing, and signal processing. We are interested in candidates who can either complement one of our existing areas of research or establish new research areas in the department. Collaborations with the external organizations is encouraged. Additional responsibilities of the position include professional and scholarly activities, advising and mentoring students, course and program assessment and development, supervising student projects, and university/community service. Excellent interpersonal skills, written and oral communications skills, and a strong command of the English language are required.

DigiPen is a small, private university in Redmond, WA within the Seattle metro area and one of the most rapidly developing software, game development, and technology hubs in the world. The Bachelors of Science in Computer Engineering program is focused on embedded systems and includes team-based projects in each semester of the program. As students develop through the program, they have increasingly more creative control over their projects and are responsible for component selection, design, system test, and implementation of their own hardware and/or software system. Design constraints that are encountered in industry are followed, such as use model, cost, power, and portability. These projects complement rigorous and comprehensive coursework in computer science, engineering, mathematics, physics, humanities, and the arts.  The Bachelors of Science in Computer Engineering program is accredited by ABET-EAC. 

More about BSCE program:


The successful candidate should have a Ph.D. in Electrical or Computer Engineering or a related field at the time of employment.  Expertise within any area of ECE is welcomed and experience with digital design (e.g., FPGA & PSoC), embedded systems, and/or ubiquitous computing is desirable. Candidates must be interested in advising student projects in a wide variety of areas within ECE. Significant industrial, entrepreneurial and/or teaching experience would strengthen a candidate's credentials, but recent graduates are invited to apply. Candidates committed to including underrepresented groups in STEM disciplines are strongly encouraged to apply.

Diversity Statement:

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are priorities of DigiPen Institute of Technology. We endorse the goals of affirmative action and equal opportunity employment. We hire the most qualified individuals for faculty and staff, while striving to attract candidates from diverse backgrounds. We are especially committed to hiring candidates that represent a diverse cross section of the population based, among other things, on race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, physical ability, socioeconomic status, and veteran status.


Deadline for receipt of applications is 15 December 2017. Applications received after the deadline may be reviewed at the discretion of the search committee. A complete application consists of 1) a cover letter; 2) a current curriculum vitae; 3) a statement of teaching philosophy; 4) a statement of research and scholarly interests; 5)a separate statement that addresses past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion; and 6) the names of at least three references with contact information.  The anticipated start date for the position is 1 August 2018.

Compensation for the positions is commensurate with experience and credentials. Openings are subject to budget consideration and approval. DigiPen Institute of Technology reserves the right to extend application deadlines and/or not to offer advertised positions. Applicants whose qualifications best fit the requirements of the position may be interviewed. Please submit all application materials via email to: 

Dr. Jeremy N. Thomas
Chair of ECE Search Committee
DigiPen Institute of Technology
9931 Willows Road NE
Redmond, WA 98052
Email: jeremy.thomas[at]